Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo/Autoprop not making rated RPM..advice please


Dimitris Krassopoulos <dkra@...>
 

I believe that there could be a very fouled autoprop propeller you have to
dive to check. I had the same problem the engine could not go above 2000 rpm
and the properel was badly fouled by barnacles.



Dimitris

S/Y Alma Libre

www.almalibre.gr



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Joel F. Potter
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 4:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo/Autoprop not making rated RPM..advice
please



Check the fuel filters first then check the turbocharger,especially if the
boat has been
inactive. I have had bad luck rebuilding these turbos for AMEL customers as
they usually
fail again quickly. Better to replace them. What color is the exhaust smoke
at maximum
revolutions and is it excessive?

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Phone: 1 (954) 462-5869 Fax: 1 (954) 462-3923

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